Originally written December 26, 2012 on The Bay Cave:
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NFL players and coaches were the final piece in the Pro Bowl selection process Wednesday evening. Once voting completed, Buccaneers’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was selected to his first Pro Bowl and has the chance to be joined by some of his teammates. Here is the media announcement from the team once the NFL players and coaches made their decisions: The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. It is McCoy’s first career selection. McCoy is in his third season with Tampa Bay since being drafted in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has posted career highs in sacks and tackles for loss this season, while starting all 15 games for Tampa Bay. McCoy has been an anchor for the NFL’s top-ranked run defense, with the Bucs ranking at the top of the league in both yards per game allowed (83.7) and yards per carry allowed (3.5). The Buccaneers also had three players named as alternates to the Pro Bowl roster: S Ronde Barber, WR Vincent Jackson and RB Doug Martin, with Jackson and Martin being named first alternates. The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gerald McCoy has been under a lot of scrutiny the past few seasons for being unable to play a complete season. Today, his peers acknowledged his hard work by voting him into the Pro Bowl. McCoy has been crucial to the growth of the Bucs this season under first year head coach Greg Schiano. His teammates also understand his importance to the team as he was voted one of the captains this season. (Photo credit: US Presswire) The post Bucs’ Gerald McCoy selected to first Pro Bowl appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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